Our Therapeutic & Wellbeing services commended by BACP - YMCA DownsLink Group

Our Therapeutic & Wellbeing services commended by BACP

A young person receiving mental health support

We are delighted to announce that our YMCA Dialogue Therapeutic & Wellbeing services have passed the 2022 evaluation from BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), with all criteria met. YMCA DLG Therapeutic Services Manager Anita Barnard explains that the evaluation submission was a big piece of work with 38 appendices, and the excellent result was made possible thanks to the work of the many colleagues who contributed to the process.

The BACP assessor, Jane Boden, commented: “BACP would like to commend you on the comprehensiveness and quality of the policies you attached which provide clear evidence of a robust and accountable standard of professional delivery.”

“Thank you for providing an overview of the challenging therapeutic services you are delivering. It seems there is much to celebrate across the three services: the huge amount of work going on to underpin a high standard of ethical and safe delivery of therapeutic work is impressive. Well done! We wish you well for the coming year.”

YMCA Dialogue works across Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex and Surrey and comprises Dialogue School Counselling, West Sussex Community Counselling Service, Brighton & Hove CYP Wellbeing Service and our e-wellbeing offer. The service has an amazing team of practitioners, volunteers, managers, clinical supervisors and project support. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work!



YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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